Remodeling a kitchen may sound like a straightforward procedure, but there are lots of little surprises hiding in the corners. Learn to recognize and deal with them with the best books on the market.
1) Everything and the Kitchen Sink: Remodel Your Kitchen without Losing Your Mind by Daina Manning and Janice Costa
It’s an eye-grabbing title for sure, but it’s not exaggerating. There are plenty of things to consider when choosing to remodel your kitchen, and this book has them covered.
While this IS a book which shows you designs and methods, it is just as much a book which tells you what to expect from the experience and how to go about it with the minimum of stress – hence the title. It will give you useful advice on budgeting and not spending too much, how to hire experts and how to research the various types of design that there are – and there are a lot. A useful book if you want to know about all facets of kitchen design.
2) Kitchen Ideas that Work by Beth Veillette
The kitchen, as it has been pointed out, is in some ways the social center of the home, so it pays to make it an interesting place. This book, by a professional kitchen designer, takes the reader through the best way to choose the elements of your new kitchen, plus how to combine them to make your kitchen just the way you want it. There is also a wealth of ideas for design covering every aspect of a kitchen-remodeling project.
3) Tips and Traps for Remodeling Your Kitchen by R. Dodge Woodson
This is a comprehensive guide to remodeling a kitchen. It covers everything you could want to know about this undertaking including the hiring experts in the field, making accurate estimates of how much we will be spending (an important point which people sometimes overlook in their enthusiasm to get going on the project)(. The author is a professional in remodeling and construction, so he knows what the pitfalls can be and advises how to avoid them.
4) Remodeling a Kitchen: Taunton’s Build Like a Pro: Expert Advice from Start to Finish by Sam Clark
It’s important, especially for people who are not professional remodelers or designers, to have advice that is set out in a sequence. As the title suggests, “Remodeling a Kitchen: Taunton’s Build Like a Pro: Expert Advice from Start to Finish” goes from the first step to the last and covers everything you need to know about re-creating your kitchen in the way your imagination demands.
5) Kitchens for the Rest of Us: From the Kitchen You Have to the Kitchen You Love by Peter Lemos
This book aims to prove that remodeling a kitchen does not need to involve large amounts of money. It contains a number of design ideas, none of which are expensive or extravagant but all of which are very feasible. It also presents a five-step process from the start to the end of a project.
Rating: 4 out of 5